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WebLogic Server Certifications on Kubernetes (Doc ID 2349228.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 09, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 12.2.1.3.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

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Oracle has certified the deployment of WebLogic Server 12.2.1.3.0, 12.2.1.4.0, and 14.1.1.0.0 domains running on Kubernetes. Kubernetes, Docker, Oracle Linux host operating system versions and kernel versions that have been certified are described below. The WebLogic Server on Kubernetes certification includes and requires using the Flannel network fabric in Kubernetes. Oracle may certify other network fabrics in the future.

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For details on configuring the environment, see https://blogs.oracle.com/weblogicserver/post/weblogic-server-certification-on-kubernetes

Oracle has certified and supports the following WebLogic configurations and features:

In this certification of WebLogic Server on Kubernetes, the following configurations and features are not supported:

 
Update May 2020: Support for production use has now also been added for Fusion Middleware Infrastructure 12.2.1.4.0.

Update Aug 2, 2019: Support for production use has been added for Fusion Middleware Infrastructure 12.2.1.3.0 images. In addition, you can now deploy these images to Kubernetes and have the WebLogic Kubernetes Operator manage FMW Infrastructure domains and ADF applications. Please see the blog https://blogs.oracle.com/weblogicserver/post/weblogic-operator-22-support-for-adf-applications.

Oracle Support for WebLogic Kubernetes Operator

Oracle Support for WebLogic Kubernetes Operator is available with and included in Oracle Support contracts for the following Oracle products:

Oracle Support for WebLogic Kubernetes Operator includes the following:

Oracle Support will assist customers running Oracle WebLogic Server in certified Docker containers on other Kubernetes platforms (e.g Kubernetes not on Oracle Linux) in the following manner:

  1. If a problem is a known Oracle issue, Oracle Support will recommend the appropriate known solution.

  2. If the problem is not a known Oracle issue, Oracle Support will provide support in the following fashion:

    1. Oracle Support will attempt to reproduce the problem outside the Docker Container and Kubernetes, directly on a certified Host OS, unless Oracle Support believes the problem is related to the use of Docker or Kubernetes.

    2. If the problem cannot be reproduced in 2.a, Oracle Support will attempt to reproduce the problem on a certified Docker Container, certified Kubernetes, and certified Flannel network.

    3. If the problem cannot be reproduced in 2.b and the customer continues to require support for their problem, Oracle will request that the customer reproduce the problem on a certified Docker Container, certified Kubernetes, certified Flannel network fabric, or directly on a certified Host OS. If the problem cannot be reproduced in either of these environments, Oracle Support will assume the problem is caused by differences between the certified Kubernetes platform, and the Kubernetes platform being used by the customer. If the problem is a network communication issue Oracle Support will assume the problem is caused by the network fabric being used by the customer. Oracle Support will refer the customer to the non-certified Kubernetes platform or the network vendor for support.

WebLogic Kubernetes Operator Lifecycle Support Policy


The WebLogic Kubernetes Operator product lifecycle is different from the product lifecycle for Oracle WebLogic Server. WebLogic Kubernetes Operator releases and updates are delivered independently from the releases and updates for Oracle WebLogic Server. Oracle Support for WebLogic Kubernetes Operator will follow a lifecycle support policy that is aligned with the WebLogic Kubernetes Operator product lifecycle.

The WebLogic Kubernetes Operator version numbering follows semantic versioning conventions - MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH.

All major WebLogic Kubernetes Operator versions are considered to be Long-Term Support (LTS) versions that are supported with compatible minor and patch versions.

Once a new WebLogic Kubernetes Operator major version is delivered, the following WebLogic Kubernetes Operator lifecycle support policy will be used as a guideline to determine, for that major version, over time:

Fixes for bugs and enhancements will be delivered through maintenance releases for the major version, such as minor version and patch versions. Users wishing to access these fixes and enhancements must adopt the latest maintenance release of the major version. For the first 12 months from the GA release of a new major version, the major version will generally be considered in “Active” status.

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